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IN COLLEGIATE JOURNALISM
For the third year in a row, The Grizzly Magazine has
received the All-Kansas award, which is given to the
best collegiate magazine in the state, by the Kansas
Associated Collegiate Press. In addition to this overall
award, the magazine staff brought home 3 8 individual
awards including the sweep of all five photography
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Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
Letters to the editor encouraged
Paulette Schadegg of El
Dorado shares a hug with
Warren Wade, a resident of
the Creative Community
Living house on Wedgewood
Street in north El Dorado.
Photo by Mike Shepherd.
Story on page 26.
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4 Meet Floyd Ray
To Floyd Ray, KBTL is just
another radio station. After
working at three commercial
stations in Wichita, find out
why he decided to make the
move to Butler.
Story by Kristy Egbert
26 Cover Story
After the Winfield State
Hospital closed in 1996,
patients there had nowhere
to go. Now, with help from
Butler students, 30 of them
call El Dorado home.
Story by Jennifer Elliott
34 It's the Shoes
What's up with girls and their
shoes? These days it seems that
there is more shoe fashion-and big
shoes at that-than ever. They've
certainly come a long way from
just saddle shoes and penny
Story by Jessy Clonts
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Just another day for Floyd Ray
Story by Kristy Egbert • Photos by Mike Shepherd
The way Floyd Ray sees it, KBTL is just another radio
station on the dial. After all, the 39-year-old alternative
rock deejay has been in the radio slash music business
for as long as most traditional college students have been
alive and in radio specifically since 1991 when he landed a
gig with KEYN and KQAM in Wichita. Then, in 1995, he
started on the midnight to 6 a.m. shift at KICT-95. When
that station moved to pre-recorded shows during the
overnight hours, Ray moved from an air talent to his cur-
rent job as the station's remote technician.
Hard work and an education do pay off despite
whether most people would like to admit it. And it's that
education that Floyd Ray is hoping will propel him into
even greater jobs.
Ray is a non-traditional student here at Butler working
as a deejay on the school's radio station. He also works for
Wichita's KICT-95 and also hosts a contemporary rock and
alternative music video show. Ray injured his back in 1991,
forcing him out of his job and into rehabilitation. As a
result, he decided that coming back to school would be a
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good idea. Now he has to struggle with handling both of
his jobs, keeping his grades up and working for the
school's radio station.
"I couldn't maintain a reasonable grade point average
being a full-time student , but with my college hours cut
back I'm still only working part-time at both jobs while
continuing my education," Ray says. The last two semes-
ters he was a full-time student, but this semester his two
jobs only leave him enough time to take four hours of
Radio Production and Applied Radio. He's on the air from
noon to 2:00 pm every Wednesday.
"I've always really been into music and always hung
out with friends who were in bands. I was always able to
meet famous people mainly through friends and the
events I worked. I helped work various events like Oz Fest
and the Christmas Crusade for Children. These things led
to my job at T-95," Ray explains.
With all of his experience with these events and the
knowledge he had from previously working at a Wichita
AM station, T-95 hired him part-time while they fixed their
Floyd Ray starts off his nights as the remote technician for T-95
by driving to the location to set up the transmitting equipment.
This particular location is America's Pub in Old Town. Here he
is seen calling back to the station to see that he has a clear
After he is done with the equipment check, Floyd walks
around the building hanging up banners. Opposite page: Then
it's back to the station to operate the board. Though the music
is selected and played by a computer, someone has to be there
to push buttons. When the live remote is over, it's back to the
location to tear it all down.
computers. That break gave him the start he needed.
In the beginning his job was part-time air talent, but
now he fills in and does air shifts for people when they go
on vacation or are sick. He fabricates shows-meaning he
brings in a couple of people and they act like they're doing
something for six hours when in reality they're there for
only about two hours. "Remember-this is radio. It's all
about what you say and how you say it," Ray says.
Ray's main job as a remote technician doesn't leave a lot
of time for air shifts. Anything that T-95 does away from
the station is what he works on. He makes sure they have
everything they need at the remote location, like a broad-
cast booth, microphones, banners and a clear channel to
transmit from. Ray also coordinates promotional events
and is usually in charge of the prize bag and its distribu-
"While I enjoy my job as a remote technician, I know
if Coming to school
is what got me
where I am, or else
I'd probably be
mowing yards, 99
my back won't hold together much longer through the
physical tasks of it, so I would rather be on air or working
with the administration part of it. That's where the money
is-administration," Ray says.
Two of his favorite remotes would have to be Oz Fest
and the Summer Drag Boat Races. He also enjoys the
department store remotes because he gets to meet a good
cross section of the public. That isn't good for the station,
though, because then the public will start to recognize him
instead of the deejay on location doing the broadcasting.
When asked if he met a lot of famous people since he
started working at T-95, he replied that he doesn't meet
any more now than he did before because he's always
been into music.
"When I was 16, 1 was hitch-hiking in Arkansas on my
way to work from the local swimming hole when three
girls picked me up. A couple of years later when I was 18,
I found out one of the girls was Joan Jett and the other two
were playing for the Go-Go's," Ray says smiling.
He's talked to Chuck Berry, but so far his favorite per-
son he has met would have to be Billy Squire, because he
is someone Ray can identify with from his earlier days.
"I feel like I've been given these opportunities because
I've shown that I'm willing to be educated. I still may have
to spend that 10 years to get a good start, and it appears
the education is helping me get that foothold so that in 10
years my career will be on its way and not just getting off
the ground. I do plan on attending school here until I get
my associates degree, and then I plan on going on to a
four-year college to get a bachelor's degree as work
allows," Ray says.
Ray's second job is hosting a contemporary rock and
alternative music video show called High Voltage, which
airs Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30 on TV-53, a UHF
station. That requires digging out your old rabbit ears
because it's not on cable.
"The show is kind of like an internship, as yet I have
not received a paycheck. As of now we have no advertis-
ers, but we just went on the air and we're trying to do a
real hot show," Ray says.
And it's all because of education.
"Coming to school is what got me where I am," Ray
says. "Or else I'd probably be out there mowing yards."
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Butler sophomores Kevin Kichler and Jxistin Londagin
hit the campaign trails in '99 seeking office and speaking
out against the current political world.
Stories by Mike Shepherd and
Photos by Mike Shepherd |
Kevin Kichler's no stranger to
small towns. Born in Fort
Scott, he moved with his
parents to Towanda shortly after his
fourth birthday where he lived until
he was 18. Then, he moved back to
southeast Kansas to tiny Strauss for
awhile while going to school off and
on in Parsons and Pittsburg and
working in Girard for a chain restau-
rant. Now, he's back in Towanda and
vying for a seat on the city council.
To say that Kichler is just your
ordinary political office candidate is
misleading, by a long shot. To start,
the 21-year-old community college
student has no agenda. Instead, he
says, the best way to lead a city is to
form decisions on issues as they arise.
Living in small towns all of his life
has left him quite skeptical towards
typical political games. It's alright to
have opinions on things, but citizens
ought to know that the people run-
ning their city could and would make
educated, not biased, decisions for
"The council does what the council
wants and there's no communication
between them and the residents. I
want to open up communication
between the two," Kichler says.
Although that appears to be the
case with just about any city or state
government, Kichler says it is espe-
daily true of small towns. In fact, it is
that "small town" image he wants to
get rid of.
"Group A will do anything to stop
Group B from doing what it
wants-even if it is right for the city,"
he says. "I want to get rid of that."
To start, Kichler wants to cut down
on the number of executive sessions
the council retreats to.
"Any time they want to make a
decision or discuss something that
could be controversial, they go behind
closed doors to keep the community
out of it," Kichler notices of current
meeting procedures. "I think the com-
munity should be the most involved."
But, he doesn't know for sure if he
would have much luck at that. If he
had been elected this spring to one of
the three open seats, he would have
been one voice out of six. He lost,
though, finishing fifth out of six. His
would 've-been colleagues should
know that he wouldn't necessarily be
just another voice spewing their ideas.
And, he concedes, the way things are
is the way it's always been. Not only
in Towanda, but elsewhere.
"That's the way it's always been
Nobody in the town knows what's
going on. People want to know but
the council hasn't told them."
done. I guess that's just the way it
goes, it's been like that everywhere
I've been," he says.
He's relying on his upbringing to
take care of that.
"We should take care of us first,"
Kichler says. "Let's not feed the peo-
ple in Africa; we need to straighten up
our problems first before we worry
And right now, that big problem in
Towanda is getting the mileage signs
put back up along the newly finished
K-254 Highway. Back when the old
two-lane went right through the heart
of Towanda, there were signs on
either side of the town notifying
motorists of the miles remaining until
the town. Now, those same motorists
can fly right by Towanda at 70 or
more and not even know it's there.
"We're not even out there any-
more," Kichler says. "And the council
is trying to figure this out for them-
selves-negotiating with the state.
"Nobody in the town knows
what's really going on. People want to
know but the council hasn't told
And Kevin Kichler should know;
he's a cook at the Rusty Bucket Cafe
on the eastern edge of Towanda.
"Working in the diner, I see more of
the community than they do, I think,
because I'm out in it.
"But, I like cookin'."
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"ustin Londagin is like many
Butler students. He has a part-
time job to make ends meet. In
his*case, he works at Dairy Queen in
Augusta. He considers it ground zero
for public dialog about civic issues
that affect local taxpayers.
While he's cleaning tables and
waiting on customers, however,
Londagin is doing much more than
earning a paycheck. He's keeping his
finger on the pulse of the community,
which is essential for the 20-year-old
politician who ran for Augusta's USD
402 school board in March.
"I meet all kinds of different people
and hear what they think," Londagin
says. "If something important goes on
in this community, you'll hear about it
at Dairy Queen. That's what I like
about the job."
Unfortunately for Londagin, he fin-
ished a distant third in his school
But his recent foray into politics
isn't his first. In 1996, he ran for
District 77's Kansas House of
Representatives seat. Operating on a
shoestring budget and running as a
Democrat, Londagin lost in the
August primary that year, but learned
valuable lessons about the realities of
One was that a shrewd candidate
shouldn't answer position surveys
sent to him by special interest groups.
Another lesson was that a politician
needs to be an effective public speak-
er. Still another was how to buy cam-
paign advertising cheaply. And final-
ly, he learned that while he likes poli-
tics—and might make a career of it— he
doesn't want to be a perennial candi-
"I'd rather be the person behind
the scenes telling others how to run
The 1997 graduate of Augusta High
School decided to run for the board of
education because he felt the district
needed to work harder to improve
technology available to students,
improve graduation rates and "cut-
ting district waste."
And how did voters react to his
"If everybody who says 'Good
luck, we need fresh blood,' and really
means it, then I should do well. I've
had nothing but good comments," he
said a week before the March 2 prima-
Londagin was one of four candi-
dates, one of whom is an incumbent.
The day after the election, he chalked
up the defeat at the polls to Augusta's
unwillingness to allow younger citi-
zens to lead.
"If you're young and not a star ath-
lete in Augusta, then the city's not
going to give you a shot," he con-
tends. "But I might try it
again... maybe somewhere else, or
maybe when I get older."
If you're young and not a star athlete in Augusta,
then the city's not going to give you a shot."
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There are nine full-time doctors on call at Butler,
including Kim Karr and Rick Hansen, to help fix
the questions the mind, not an ailing body. That,
says Karr, is the hardest stereotype to overcome.
"I have a few friends who are MDs and I tell
them that they aren't real doctors. But that's what
everyone thinks. People who don't know me
think I can fix their ailments."
Photo Illustration by
Economics instructor Rick Hansen has
fought the same struggle some of us
have when it comes to finishing college.
With a C+ high school average, Hansen
describes himself then as a "very indifferent
student." As a result, he actually flunked out
of Blackhawk Community College near his
hometown in Illinois his first time around. It
wasn't until he returned to the States after
serving a tour in Vietnam that he realized
he'd better go to school and do something,
"I got back from Nam and was four years
older and wiser. I also had a wife and
kids-that makes all the difference in the
world," Hansen says.
Hansen realized real quick that if he were
to successfully support a family, he'd better
get an education so that he'd have the
resource to do that. So he embarked on yet
another college career, this time at St.
Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa. It was during
that time that he took an economics class, and
it changed his whole ho-hum outlook toward
Today, he is Rick Hansen, Ph.D in
Economics, and he's teaching at Butler.
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"Having a Ph.D. gives me the confidence that
I have a fairly good knowledge of the
subject area, which always helps if you're going to teach it.
In fact, there are a handful of doctors on campus, and
no, they probably can't help you if you get hurt sick,
Instead, these doctors are instructors with a doctorate
"I'm a real doctor; I'm a Ph.D not an MD," laughs Kim
Karr, instructor in chemistry. "I have a few friends who are
MDs and I tell them that they aren't real doctors. But that's
what everyone thinks. People that don't know me think I
can fix their ailments."
Including Hansen and Karr, there are nine full-time
instructors with Ph.Ds. They are: Gary Holmes, a chem-
istry instructor; Carol Lang, a foreign language instructor;
Bill Langley, a biological and environmental science
instructor; Ruth Meyer, a math instructor; Dan Muhwezi, a
behavioral science instructor; Phil Speary, a theater, speech
and English instructor; and Regina Turner, who teaches
philosophy and religion.
There are also three administrators on campus who
have Ph.Ds: Gene George, the director of research and
institutional effectiveness; Jackie Vietti, the president of the
college; and Leanne Ellis, vice president of academic
They all have different reasons for getting a Ph.D. When
asked why she got hers, Meyer replies, "For the challenge.
In France, the schooling is much harder, and so when I
came back to the U.S., I wanted to be challenged like I was
Hansen says that the reason he got his was because he
couldn't teach at universities without one. This was a com-
mon answer, and when asked why they came to Butler
after getting a Ph.D. some say it was to get to spend more
time teaching and less time doing research.
"I have published and I have done the research, but it
just got to the point that it wasn't fun anymore," Hansen
says. "I'd rather be teaching."
"At the time, I was wanting to go into professional the-
ater, and actually wanted to get a Master of Fine Arts, but
the faculty at Ohio State wanted me to get a Ph. D. because
they could offer me a better financial package. It was bet-
ter for them if I got a one," Speary says.
At what point did they decide to get a Ph. D.?
"Some time while I was working on my Masters
Degree... it wasn't from the beginning. In the very begin-
ning I had no intention of going to college. But my dad
made me go and once I got into philosophy, I really liked
it," Turner says.
"That was the original intent for starting college, was to
go all the way through, and then I went ahead and decid-
ed to do it because I if I quit I knew wouldn't go back,"
To get a Ph. D., one has to go to school for many years.
"I started college in 1975, and finished in 1991," Turner
says, although she does admit that she took a couple of
years off to work.
So if it takes this long to get a Ph.D., do these teachers
get more respect here because of their hard work?
"I think teachers here are all respected. There is a
friendly work place here," Lang says.
Dr. Langley has a different twist on it.
"I don't know. I can't say one way or another. Getting a
Ph.D. in the academic world is a level or a hoop that you
have to jump through. I'm glad I went back and got it, but
I don't think that it is necessary to do what I do. It was just
something I wanted to do on a personal level."
So if a Ph.D. doesn't necessarily get you more respect
here, what does it do for you?
"It's done a lot. I think having a Ph.D. gives me the con-
fidence that I have a fairly good knowledge of the subject
area, which always helps if you're going to teach it,"
"It opened the door to grants," Lang says.
"It taught me how to learn," Karr says. "And it taught
me that you don't have to be Einstein to get one."
So if you want to get a Ph.D., remember that although it
takes years of hard work, it is not as daunting as some
think. "Anyone who is willing to put the effort into it can
get a Ph.D.," says Dr. Karr.
"Getting a Ph. D. in the academic world is a hoop
that you have to jump through.
It was just something I wanted to do on a personal level."
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Derby freshman Carly Richards, left, swing dances with
University of Missouri freshman Marc Krejci in the Student
Union on April 9 as part of the student government-sponsored
event. Photo by Mike Shepherd.
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Students learn the ropes of
law enforcement from true
he Administration of Justice program at Butler
teaches its students about the careers related to its
fields of study and allows students to learn through
experiences that their instructors have had.
"Historically we have said that this is a general pro-
gram for criminal justice, but any more we try to direct a
student into a specialty of some kind, so we try to tailor a
program to meet their individual needs," Miles Erpelding,
lead instructor, says. "They have that advantage and they
work day-in, day-out in their criminal justice field. It is an
A Butler graduate himself, Dean Deines is a sergeant
with the Butler County Sheriff's Department, who is in
charge of training and grant applications. In his classes he
stresses that professionalism and integrity are important
in his line of work. "If jeopardized you can lose your
career," Deines says. He believes that giving them theory
with practical hands on experience is a great way students
can learn procedures for their field of study. Whether that
is in the law enforcement track, the court or judicial sys-
tem track, or the corrections track.
"The Administration of Justice program here is so much
more than I expected. I have great teachers who really
want to see me and others succeed," says Cunningham
freshman Julie Goetz.
Before his tenure at Butler, Miles Erpelding worked five
years as a court service officer and eight years as chief
court service officer for the 13th judicial district.
"Prior to taking the lead instructor position, I was an
adjunct instructor for four years, while still working in the
judiciary system. That's some of the richest teaching
moments I think I've had-when I could actually take the
of the job and bring it
to the classroom in the
says. The day-to-day
operations and events
that happened during
his day enabled him to re-enforce the text and information
the students were learning in class.
"The adjunct teachers like to be in the classroom
because they like to share that knowledge with students,"
Erpelding says. "I think that what a lot of their motivation
is that they love what they're doing and they like to share
that knowledge with others. That is the reason they are
here," Erpelding says. "At least that's the perspective that
I came from when I was with the court. I was real excited
to have my first opportunity to teach out here because I
thought, 'Man I not only get to apply my knowledge, now
I get to share it with somebody else.'"
Butler's Administration of Justice program uses its text
and real life circumstances, and it also uses some hands-on
material in class. For instance, the students in the Gang
Investigation class, held in Andover on Wednesday nights,
were able to go out on the streets with officers from the
Sedgwick and Butler County sheriff's offices. This allowed
students like Wilson Wanjigi, a Kenya sophomore, to see
and experience the daily events of a deputy first hand. On
Wanjigi's ride-along, he was shown how to run radar, how
to do security checks on local businesses and how to
respond to domestic complaints. As an assignment for
Gang Investigation, students from this class were able to
schedule a time slot for their ride-along. This class is just
one of the many classes offered within the law enforce-
"We get hands on experience, which really helps us a
lot. Even if the situation is not real, it makes us use our
learned responses to the situation as if it were real," Goetz
Guest presenters are just another avenue the
Administration of Justice program uses to educate its stu-
dents in class. These are professionals who work in the
field and have experiences that back up the text and also
information about the procedures in their field. So far this
semester students have been able to talk to two communi-
ty corrections officers about their field. They not only have
guest presenters but also they are able to go out with the
classes to sites like the El Dorado Correctional Facility, the
court house here in El Dorado and to other facilities relat-
ed to the three career tracks.
"We are progressively moving forward in technology in
this program out here. I went to the academia of criminal
justice sciences conference in Orlando a week ago. The
devotion of my time was spent on the two panels of tech-
nology," Erpelding says. Erpelding also plans to integrate
Power Point and other technology-oriented material. Like
some interactive programs, that will put a student into a
simulation directed towards their fields. An example of
this is a normal traffic stop where a student would tell the
computer what to do and the officer should follow. He
hopes both of these will be ready for the fall semester.
"We have a lot of opportunities in each one of these
classes to go out in the field and to make field visits; to
have them actually see mechanically what is going on and
how the system is actually operated. It all depends on
what class it is to what focus we take," says Erpelding.
The Criminal Investigations class can go and visit the
forensic lab in Wichita to help students see the importance
Wichita sophomore Michelle Lamm practices finger printing
techniques on a classmate in her Criminal Investigations class.
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Above: Sedgwick sophomore Chad Smiley carefully dusts a
coffee mug for finger prints in class, while Below: Wichita State
junior Wilson Wanjigi gets ready for a ride along with
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Schroeder.
of knowing how to handle crime scene material, and how
and why some evidence is used in the court and judicial
"I get them out into the field as much as I can.
Academia is important to them, although they need to
learn all the principles before we get them out into the
field. So they can associate then the principles in the class
room discussions and the principles in the text to the actu-
al field activities and what happens in the field itself,"
"The required standards for entry into the profession of
criminal justice are continuing to rise. If it is not a required
aspect to get the job, it may be a requirement for promo-
tional opportunities," Erpelding says.
Some of his students in his class are from area depart-
ments, including the Wichita Police Department, who are
coming back to school in order to get a promotion.
"I would tell an incoming student that it is a very
dynamic and rewarding field. They should be committed
to the profession when they walk into the doors of acade-
mia or into their chosen field or department," Erpelding
says. "They should be committed to the task of helping
and serving people. That is what the criminal justice pro-
gram and field is about, ultimately providing a service to
society and providing that service through law enforce-
ment, the courts and judicial process or the form of correc-
tions. They have to be really committed to providing ser-
vice to the public."
Saline County is not unlike any other county when it comes to
dealing with crime and criminals-it has its share. And though its
jail has 30 beds open, its sheriff's department is short on help,
which means everyone is working overtime.
Story and photos by Mike Shepherd
Two visitors tap on the control
room's reception window at
the Saline County jail
demanding to see their loved one, but
the only officer in the control room is
busy, opening the computer-con-
trolled doors throughout the jail. The
lobby window and the control board
are 30 feet apart and Deputy Jason
Lewis is manning both.
"It's quiet in the jail tonight, but it's
crazy in here," Lewis says.
And so it is on most days, because
of the sheriff's department inability to
hire and retain deputies in the jail.
Since the beginning of 1997, the sher-
iff's department has gone through 64
people trying to fill a staff of 40.
Currently, they are short three officers
and one part-time cook. As a result,
some officers have to do more than
one job at a time. Sometimes jobs do
not get done at all, such as regular cell
Part of the personnel problem lies
with the correction officers' personal
desires to move to road patrol. As it is
now, when a deputy is hired, they
start in the jail as a correction officer
with the opportunity to move to road
patrol when a position becomes avail-
able. But a larger factor is the pay. A
starting sheriff's deputy assigned to
corrections in Saline County makes
$9.17 an hour. A new-hire assigned to
patrol would make $10.91 an hour,
however, no new-hires start on road
patrol. Or, the same new-hire could go
next door to the Salina police depart-
ment - and start on road patrol - for
$11.80 an hour, according to Dave
Dunstan, deputy chief of the Salina
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says the
wages in his agency are not near
enough for what these men and
women have to put up with night and
"They have to have to work in the
jail with inmates, with the amount of
danger that's in there, the amount of
health problems in there, all the time.
These aren't pillars of the community
that they're working with; they're
"When you talk to the people that
leave, the majority are leaving
because they are going to something
that's going to pay them more,"
Kochanowski says. "We just had a
deputy leave to go to Louisiana to
work on the docks. He's married and
has two kids. He left for one reason:
To contend with a shortage of help,
the sheriff's department has brought
in four retirees to run the transporta-
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Above: Deputy Jason Lewis uses a flashlight to surprise sleep-
ing inmates during a late-night cell search. Searches like these,
however, are seldom done because there is not enough man-
power to do them. Right: Checking each food tray is a tedious
job, but someone has to do it, and on this night it's Deputy
Stephen Young. The Saline County jail can hold up to 192
tion routes, which includes court appearances and trans-
ferring inmates between Saline County and other jails and
prisons. All are certified sheriff's deputies.
Sheriff's deputy Jim Parker can tell you all kinds of sto-
ries about the dangers and emotions about working in a
Sometimes, an arresting officer will fail to properly
search a suspect before he is brought in. When this hap-
pens, a corrections officer has to be on his or her toes when
booking someone it. Otherwise, a gun, knife, or razor
could find its way into the jail. By the way, the officers
inside the jail are unarmed. They don't carry a gun or an
asp. They only thing protecting them is their skin.
Should an inmate or group of inmates decide to attack
an officer, "What are we going to do but stand there and
get hurt?" Parker asks.
"If we were to have a fight, we only have two or three
officers that can respond - those aren't good odds.
Remember, we have murderers and all kinds of scum in
here," Lewis says. First and second shifts have seven mini-
mum positions and third shift only has five. Some of the
officers cannot leave their posts; this is why there are a
An inmate at the
Saline County jail
is fitted with belly
chains before being
transported to court.
Other inmates wait
in the background.
A shortage of
correction officers is
at the jail to
limited number of officers that can respond. If the control
room officer leaves, for instance, then nobody would be
able to get in or out of the jail because all of the doors are
opened by a computer in that room.
Then, there are the times when emotions run high.
There was a time when Parker was booking in a man
who had been arrested on charges of child -molestation.
During the booking process, Parker asked him if he would
do it again and the man said 'yes,' ne would, because he
liked it, Parker says.
"It was all I could do to keep from reaching across the
table and choking him. Of course, my son was seven at the
time," he said.
Other officers have stories to tell, too.
On a particular Wednesday morning, four inmates were
being prepared to be transported to the prison in Topeka.
The last inmate to be brought from his cell was the
deputies' least favorite.
"His favorite words to say to me are, 'I want to touch
you,'" deputy Alicia Shakespear says with a shiver. "That
just really bothers me."
"The things that happen in here that make people on
the outside go 'wow!' happens everyday in here, every-
day," Parker says.
Sheriff Kochanowski is quick to point out that the job
descriptions between his correction officers and patrol
deputies are considerably different, but the danger the cor-
rection officers face might be even greater than what the
road patrol faces.
"True, you don't know what is going to come out of a
car when you pull it over and back there you do know
how dangerous they are but you still don't have any idea
what you're going to walk into when you get in with some
of those prisoners," he says.
He was referring to a "shank" made by a prisoner out
of a jail-issued pocket comb and window putty.
"This stuff is made back there and it's made for a pur-
pose: to hurt somebody. They could just as easily hurt a
young person working back there as well as another
Top: With the watchful eyes of inmates on him,
Deputy Glen Godsey radios back to the control
room from inside one of the maximum security
units at the Saline County jail. Left: Deputy Godsey
goes through the property of an inmate looking for
a book that the inmate had requested. When a per-
son is booked into the jail, all of their property is
taken and placed in a green bag, and then put in the
basement with everyone else's.
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A bucket of practice softballs wait for warm-ups to begin while head coach Brad Horky
goes over strategies in the outfield for the upcoming game.
Katie Carlson, Bonnie Jones, and Aryn McCoy cheer on a teammate after a base hit in a
game in East Park against Colby. The Lady Grizzlies split the double-header.
Another Butler team-this time the Lady Grizzlies of
softball-lands itself in a national poll.
Story by Jennifer Elliott • Photos by Mike Shepherd
Here's something you probably didn't
know: The Lady Grizzly softball team is
nationally ranked-number 19, in fact, at
last count. And as high as number 13.
But by watching them play, you'd never be able
to tell. It's not that they play bad ball. But when
things are going their way, the atmosphere which
surrounds them is not the kind of confidence and
satisfaction you'd expect out of a top twenty team.
Head coach Brad Horky feels that his team has
had better coverage this year than any other, and is
pleased with the direction the team is heading.
"We are currently in the position to win the con-
ference and also the
region six tournament,"
Much of the team's suc-
cess has been attributed to
Renae Shaw, Wichita
freshman. Her pitching
has earned her the name
of being the nation's lead-
ing pitcher, with a 17-3
record with an ERA of
1.53. She also bats a .357
with 18 RBIs.
Nikki Scholer, a fresh-
A Colby baserunner eludes the tag of Butler short
stop Jamie Combs in a game this spring.
man from Canada has also been a huge contributor
to the Grizzlies success. She is one of the leading
hitters in the region, batting .437.
Another key player is Renee Slatier, a sopho-
more from Blue Springs, Missouri. Slatier is an
outfielder and also pitches for the Lady Grizzlies.
Her batting average of .397 has also made her key
in the offense. Slatier, along with teammate Shaw,
have been referred to by Coach Horky as the go-to
"Both are hitting the ball and pitching very
well," he says.
The success of the team is apparent, and with all
successful teams, leader-
ship is a must. For the
Lady Grizzlies, leadership
comes from behind the
plate. Sophomore catcher
Aryn McCoy from Topeka
displays most of the
enthusiasm that the team
"She leads us, for
sure," Coach Horky says.
"She's been a valuable
factor in winning our
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Pitchers John Harrison, left, and Scott Tallman, take in a baseball game from a couple of
milk crates rather than sitting on the bench in the dugout.
A day at the ballpark
Photos by Mike Shepherd
Cody Sowder, right, sits in the announcer's booth
announcing batters and operating the scoreboard with his
girlfriend Macy Fairman. Sowder, a sophomore player, is
red-shirted this season after having surgery on his elbow.
The Grizzlies' Mike Converse is tagged out at third base after
trying to advance on a base hit in a game with Brown Mackie.
Butler won both games to extend their winning streak to 14.
Unlike football or basketball-sports that pack in the fans
regardless of the opponent-the baseball team often plays in
front of empty stands. A handful of boosters and some
students were about all who attended the Brown Mackie
Butler's pitching staff-including Mike McCuan, Mark Stander,
Blake Schmidtberger and Travis Tunnell-sit through the game on
the bench in the bullpen.
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Rob Marney hurdles the barrier preceding the water pit in the steeple-jump race at the K.T.
Woodman Relays on April 10 at Wichita State.
Rob Marney yells
encouragement to a
teammate as he rounds the
corner of the track at WSU.
Story and photos by Mike Shepherd
lowin' away old records
In the basement of the 500 Building is the locker room
for the men's and women's track and cross country
teams. It's a small room, really, that is shared by both
genders. Along the east wall at the floor is a giant reflec-
tive green road sign that says, "1995 National Cross
County Champions." The sign used to be up on the turn-
pike, but it was taken down last winter, after the football
team won its national championship. The whole thing gets
Rob Marney, a freshman runner from Wyoming, a little
"And we're goin' to have another one up there next
year-cause football's goin' down, baby!" he shouts.
When you have a team that has consistently finished in
the top five as Butler's men's team has done, it is easy not
to get excited about breaking a school record, especially if
it is your own. But the men and women of Butler have
done it at least 11 times. As freshman Cindy Dietrich
points out, after a while, it's easy to lose track.
"I don't know how many times I've broken my record,"
she admits. "I'd have to look and see how many meets
we've had. At least four, I guess."
"Several were set several times, probably," says head
coach Fred Torneden. "It's hard to keep track when you're
breaking every week."
This year's men's record holders include John Matheri
in the 600 yards and meters, and 800 meters. His best time
in the 600 meters of 1:17.19 is also a national meet record
along with being an all-time collegiate record.
"No one on the collegiate level has ever ran that race
faster," Torneden says.
Moses Gathuka holds the record in 1000 meters and the
mile. Elias Thuo holds the record in the 3000 and 5000
As far as Dietrich goes, she holds the school record in
the 800 and 1000 meters and the mile. And she still isn't
sure how many times she's broken her old record.
Although, she is the indoor champion in the 800 meters.
"I believe that Cindy is the first Butler female track ath-
lete to win nationals," coach Torneden says. "Cindy works
so hard doing everything we ask her to do to succeed as
an athlete. We are so excited for her to win."
Some of the football players may disagree, but by judg-
ing from this year's track performance, Rob Marney may
just be right about having a
new sign on the highway a
year from now.
Below: The early-morning sun
catches the face of Cindy
Dietrich as she stretches for her
race in the K.T. Woodman
Relays at Wichita State on
Left: Dietrich moves up on her
opponent during the last lap of
the 1000 meters. She pulled
ahead in the last lap to win.
Dietrich holds Butler's female
record in the event with a time
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"n 1996, the state hospital in Winfield closed, sending more than 200
dependent adults back into a society that was unable to care for them
-in the first place. While the unemployed scrambled to find new jobs,
parents and guardians of those left homeless scrambled to find suitable
housing for their loved ones. Their remedy: Creative Community Living, a
non-profit organization created solely for the purpose of serving those who
need the help. Five of their houses are in El Dorado.
According to one CCL worker, talking about people with severe and mul-
tiple, physical and mental disabilities is considered taboo to many "nor-
mal" folks. But inside the five CCL houses in El Dorado, the lives of those
people are the center of the world.
Story by Jennifer Elliott • Photographs by Mike Shepherd
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All the lights are on, the
TV is blaring, and the
radio is broadcasting the
Top 20. The noise is a
constant, but no one
seems to notice. A man sits in a chair
looking at his fingers and another lies
on the floor, watching the ceiling. No
one bothers to notice when a stranger
knocks at the door or crosses over the
threshold and into the noisy room in
which they all sit. There is no sign of
emotion on any of the men's faces,
until a smiling young man named
non-profit organization that was start-
ed in November of 1996 by the par-
ents and guardians of people who
were affected by the closing of the
Winfield State Hospital. When the
hospital closed, 225 men and women
were left homeless and their families
left with the dilemma of finding suit-
able living environments for them.
"Individuals were placed at
Winfield State Hospital because soci-
ety was not prepared to assist them in
living more independently," says
CCL's program director Linda Misasi.
I'm not here to control them. I'm
simply here to help."
John walks into the living room from
the kitchen where he was preparing
breakfast. One man looks up, and his
eyes dance with excitement.
"How's it going, Christian?" John
asks with enthusiasm.
The man, between his smile, slurs
back something that only Jon can
understand and reaches his hand out
to touch him. John gives him a loving
pat on the back and goes over to the
man lying on the floor to acknowl-
edge him. He stoops down to pick
him up and carefully sits him on the
"Now you can see the TV better."
John stands up and grins satisfac-
tion. He has taken care of his guys. He
has touched them. And he feels good
"They are like my family, some-
times like my brothers, and some-
times like my children," says John.
Children? At heart, maybe, but def-
And, she says, because the other
agencies that already existed before
the hospital was closed were general-
ly not prepared to assist individuals
with the severe physical and mental
disabilities, "CCL developed to fill the
gap in services."
Thus, five houses in El Dorado
were transformed into "homes" for
30 men and women from the state
facility. In all, CCL serves 102 people
in Butler and Cowley counties. These
homes are constantly staffed with
men and women dedicated to provid-
ing the highest quality of life to the
people they are serving. One man on
staff is John Matheri.
John Kimatherikinene (Matheri for
short, and also referred to as Big John
for simplicity's sake) is a full-time stu-
dent at Butler County Community
College. He comes to Butler from
Nairobi, Kenya, on a cross country
and track scholarship. During his first,
"Sometimes, if school has been too
tough, I want to go home and rest,
but then I think of my guys and it
gives me the motivation
I was lacking."
initely not physically. The men he is
referring to range between the ages of
37 and 52, and are all living in a
Creative Community Living home.
Creative Community Living is a
and only, year in El Dorado, he has
made quite a name for himself. So far,
he has managed to gain two All-
American titles in the indoor and out-
door 800-meters in track, he has bro-
ken seven school
records, and recorded
the fastest time in the
nation in not only the
800-meters, but in the
600-sprint as well. He
runs an average of 20
miles a day, and tries to
reach a goal of 120 miles
In addition to his run-
ning, John spends an
admirable amount of
time on his school work.
He is majoring in physi-
cal therapy at the
moment, but plans to be
a doctor someday. His
goal is to eventually
become a brain surgeon.
His mother, who was a
nurse in Kenya before
having her seven chil-
dren, dreams for Jon to
become a doctor.
"I will die to make
that come true for her,"
John says confidently.
As if John does not
have a heavy enough
load, he spends 20 hours
of his weekends, since
May of 1998, working in
a Creative Community
Living home. One would
think that with all he has
going on during the
week he might want his
weekends off. Does he mind sharing
"Of course not! I love my job.
Sometimes after I've had a hard prac-
tice, or school has been too tough, I
want to go home and rest, but then I
think of my guys here at CCL and it
gives me the motivation I was lacking.
I feel fortunate to be able to do the
things I am doing now and would
never want to take those things for
John found out about Creative
Community Living through a friend
and knew instantly that it would be
something he would be interested in.
He knew it would teach him a lot
about the ways to care for patients if
he ever becomes a doctor.
"The interaction of myself with dif-
ferent types of people, especially peo-
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David Reid pounds out a tune on his piano for John Matheri, a worker at CCL and Butler student. David, who suffered mental
retardation after he was exposed to too much oxygen as a baby, has the mentality of a 4-year-old. However, he can repeat a song
on the piano after hearing it one time.
pie as special as the ones I am work-
ing with, will definitely help me to
become a great doctor in the future."
A day's worth of work for CCL
employees consists of the same duties
a person would do around their own
home. The staff prepares meals for the
residents, helps them to bathe and
clean up, gives them medicine, and
entertains them. In some homes,
unlike Jon's, the residents are unable
to take care of themselves in any man-
ner at all. They need to be changed,
fed, bathed, and cared for such as an
infant might be. Some of these people
are in wheelchairs, blind, deaf, or in
some other way disabled.
"All of the individuals served by
CCL are diagnosed as mentally
retarded. Some individuals have
other diagnoses," Misasi says. "Those
served by by CCL, in general, are
among the most severely disabled in
the state as measured by state-recog-
nized assessment tools."
In John's case, the men of his house
are totally capable of doing every-
thing on their own. Usually they just
require a little bit of assistance.
"I am not here to control them,"
John says, "I am simply here to help."
Christy Jones, another Butler stu-
dent and CCL staff member, works in
a home where the residents require
total care. None of the people she
cares for are able to talk. Some of
them use flashcards and are able to
express themselves through facial
expressions. All of them are in wheel-
chairs and three feed through tubes in
their stomachs rather than ingesting
through their mouths.
"Taking care of them can definitely
be frustrating," Christy says. "But the
satisfaction in the way I have been
able to develop relationships with
each one of them far outweigh the
Like Christy's, John's relationship
with the men in his house is special.
He holds a special bond with each
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Below: Christy Jones holds the hand of the
CCL residents she cares for. Physical
interaction serves as a means of
expression for those who
otherwise cannot communicate.
Right: Sandy Roadenbaugh gets a positive
reaction from Sharon Schmidt after tricking
her in a game of Connect Four. At first,
Sharon was mad, then she figured out that
Sandy was the culprit.
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one of them. John is able to define a
special characteristic that sets each
man apart from the other. One man,
for instance, walks a path around the
home all day long. Another is capable
of walking, but usually chooses to
have one of the staff members carry
him from place to place. One blind
man can play the piano like no one
you have ever heard before. He can
pick up any song he hears, and play it
perfectly the first time.
The men and women of CCL par-
ticipate in many community func-
tions. They often attend El Dorado
school and BCCC activities, whether it
be concerts, plays, or athletics. On
Tuesday mornings, the staff of
Creative Community Living take the
residents of their homes to a coffee
"My guys love to do anything,"
John states proudly. "They love to
simply go for a ride in the van, or go
to the movies, or bowling. They play
games, paint, and play the piano.
They also spend time with Princess,
the Golden Retriever that lives with
them. They just enjoy life, even the
Taking the men and women out in
public is a definite reward for the staff
"To see their faces light up at the
new scenery is the most fulfilling part
of my job, however, it can sometimes
lead to heartache. Occasionally, when
we go somewhere there will be a curi-
ous child or an ignorant adult who
wants to either stare at the guys or
ignore them completely. When people
do this, my guys don't understand.
"Occasionally, there will be an
ignorant adult who wants to
stare at the guys. We just explain
to them that we are the ones who
take care of them."
30 The Grizzly
We (the staff) just explain to them that
we are the ones who take care of
them. We are the one's who are on
staff. This seems to help them come to
a better comprehension without hurt-
ing their feelings," John explains.
"They are so curious and eager to
interact with everything. All I do is
try to make this as easy as possible."
Working at CCL has also proved to
be a good learning experience for
non-traditional Butler student Sandy
Roadenbaugh. The men and women
in Sandy's house are able to care for
themselves much like the men in
John's house. Most of them need help
bathing and need to be on a bath-
room schedule. The most rewarding
part of Sandy's job has been the times
when she's seen several people in her
house make improvements or con-
quer goals they had set for them-
selves. For example, in her house,
there is a woman named Sharon, who
lived what most would call a normal
life up until a car accident when she
was 17. She has been in a wheelchair,
and unable to verbally communicate,
"Sharon's been one of the resident's
here who has been the most interest-
ing to figure out," Sandy says. "No
one knows how much of her life she
remembers before the accident, so
sometimes it's interesting to watch
her eyes to see if she's able to under-
stand her situation now."
Sandy also recalls a time when
Sharon overcame the odds and was
able to speak briefly.
"The rest of the staff and I had
been constantly reminding Sharon to
use her spoon when she ate, rather
than her hands. We had been on her
about it for weeks, when one night at
dinner I told her once again to use her
spoon. She looked up at me with the
most serious face and asked, 'Why?'
Until that day, I thought she'd never
speak. It is that one word I will never
Much like Sandy, John can also
remember an event that changed the
way he looked at his job forever.
"When I started working here, I
remember one of the men in particu-
lar who didn't care for me much. He
wouldn't let me help him with things
like showering because, since I am
black, he was afraid I would turn him
black, too," John laughs. "But, after
seeing me handle many of the other
men, he began to trust me and real-
ized that I hadn't been turning any of
them black. He is now my very best
Sandy says that not being able to
figure out a resident, or seeing them
upset for an unknown reason can
make her crazy.
"When you can't get into their
Schadegg of El
Dorado works at
the CCL house on
Street, where all
of the residents
are unable to
walk or speak.
with each one
is going to be like next week or what
the current standings are on the
Residents of Creative Community
Living homes are as full of life as the
next guy. They are eager to experience
life to it's fullest potential. Many of
the people with physical handicaps
are in no mood to use their handicaps
"When you can't get into their
heads to figure out what they need,
it just tears your heart out."
heads to figure out what they need, it
just tears your heart out."
The men back at John's house con-
vey a child-like humor towards life.
They enjoy laughing and communi-
cating. They take the aspects of every-
day life that many overlook and turn
them into an adventure.
Preoccupations with the small, yet
stressful, trials of life do not apply to
these men. They stay more concerned
with getting to go to church on
Sundays to fold flyers, a job many
would dread, than what the weather
as excuses to let life pass them by. In
fact, they convey more energy and
spirit than most other individuals.
Watching them is an inspiration.
It is the things like teaching them
to use the restroom on their own or
hearing them speak for the first time
or touching their emotions deeper
than you did the time before that
makes the job rewarding. It is, howev-
er, a job that not everyone is cut out to
do. It takes compassion, empathy,
patience and a desire to help someone
in need. Those are traits that not
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everyone is born with. You have to be willing to
devote your time and life to the men and women
that reside in the CCL homes.
"It is literally impossible to leave your work at
work," Sandy says. "Every night, I go home with
them on my mind."
That's understandable when you consider taking
care of the resident has been referred to as taking
care of children. You don't see many parents who
are able to get their children out of their heads.
When you devote so much time and energy to
someone, you feel like a part of them. Christy Jones
sees them as a part of her family. It's not easy to
"They put the fun back into many things for
me," John says. "I enjoy the regular things more
now than I ever have. You just have to ask yourself
what it would be like if you were physically or
mentally unable to participate in the things you
love. Looking at it from that perspective made a
new man out of me."
Coming from a man who runs 120 miles per
week, that is a strong statement. John Matheri's
feelings towards the men he cares for are obvious
upon talking to him. Seeing the twinkle in his eyes
and hearing the enthusiasm in his voice when he
tells about them is proof that he finds his job to be a
significant tool in shaping the man he is. It takes a
unique type of person to do the kind of health care
that John does. It's not everyday that someone
comes along with the patience and willingness to
handle the stress that working at Creative
Community Living can provide. And it is certainly
not everyday that someone comes along with the
motivation and understanding to be, not only a
good caregiver, but a good friend as well.
John will be leaving El Dorado next year and is
hopeful to attend Stanford University in California.
His departure will, of course, mean he will have to
say his goodbyes to his guys. John is certain,
though, that he will never forget them, or the expe-
riences he had at CCL.
And through all of it, John is sure of one thing.
"I am supposed to be helping them, but in reality,
they are helping me more than they'll ever know."
"You just have to ask
yourself what it would
be like if you were
physically or mentally
unable to participate in the things you love
Looking at it from that perspective made a
new man out of me."
Above: Christy Jones
feeds Elliott Hosack
at dinner time.
Officials at CCL say
that they care for
the most severely
state. Below: John
Matheri watches to
make sure that
Bruce Johnson gets
all of the shell off
of his Easter egg.
Phil Theis is going on his 38th year of teaching. He figures he'll be around
Butler for at least two more years to go out with an even 40. That's a lot of
But it is that dedication that has earned him the honor of being Kansas'
1999 Master Teacher, among other awards. Theis was first chosen as Butler's
Master Teacher in February and was later given the state's recognition in
April. But he's not willing to take all of the credit.
"I feel this was an honor because it was my fellow faculty who nominated
me for it," Theis says. He is also proud because in all the years of Butler's
award, only one other science instructor has received it.
It's been 22 years since someone from Butler has been recognized as
Kansas' Master Teacher.
The awards haven't stopped there, though.
Because of his many awards this spring, the city of El Dorado bestowed
the honor of Distinguished Citizen upon Theis. Being chosen by the mayor
and city council makes this award "the real honor," he says.
Photo by Mike Shepherd
When expanding a shoe wardrobe, don't be afraid
to look for the basics; Absolute necessities for any
girl's wardrobe include heeled black shoes '(City
Snappers $24) and brown leather granny boots
STORY BY JESSY CLONTS • PHOTOS BY CHRIS LAWRIE
34 The Grizzly
What's up with girls and their shoes? No
girl can have too many pairs. These days
it seems that there is more shoe
fashion-and big shoes at that-than ever,
and for every clothing store there is a shoe store to match
it. Well, they've certainly come a long way from just sad-
dle shoes and penny loafers.
For hundreds of year's high quality shoes were seen as
a luxury among the upper class and another way to show
status or nobility. During the Middle Ages, men's shoes
had long pointed toes (as long as 24 inches) that were usu-
ally shaped with whalebone and stuffing. In the sixteenth
century, women wore platforms not to be fashionable, but
to keep their skirts and feet out of mud. Platforms weren't
worn as a fashion until the seventeenth century when
Louis XIV of France wore them to increase his height.
Sneakers weren't even introduced until the mid-nineteenth
century and were only made of canvas, not leather. It was-
n't until the 1950s when shoe fashion took a dramatic turn
and began mass-producing various styles of shoes for
informal occasions, exercise, and different climates. So
there you have it! A brief history of how your shoes came
Style or comfort?
In a general survey conducted among female Butler stu-
dents, they were asked what they look for first when buy-
ing a shoe.
Good looking shoes don't have to cost an arm and a leg,
these chunky-heeled loafers are from Payless Shoe Source
and cost about $12.
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Survey says! Fifty-two percent choose style over comfort
(26 percent), price (19 percent), and brand (three percent).
These few are some of many who aren't ashamed to admit
that they have those one pair of shoes that are so darn cute,
but kill their feet. "You have to match your shoes to your
outfit," says El Dorado sophomore Heather LaRue. "If
you're going to a nice restaurant and you have a beautiful
dress on, you're not going to wear your old comfortable
It's Gotta be the Shoes
Let's face it, nothing can come between a girl and her
shoes. More than 61 percent of the girls surveyed consider
their shoes a major part of their wardrobe, and 84 percent
agreed that a good pair of shoes can really make an outfit.
"People don't understand the importance of a good looking
shoe," says Wichita Eagle fashion reporter Bonnie Bing. "A
great outfit can be totally ruined by the wrong shoe."
Shoes Out the Wazoo
"Why do girls buy 10 different pairs of the same black
shoe?," asks Wichita sophomore Steve Winters. Well the
answer is simple if you're a girl. Duh! They're not the same
at all. You've got your high heel, low heel, square toe, round
toe, sandal, slingback, dressy, casual... and the list goes on.
Almost 84 percent of all girls surveyed reported owning at
least 10 pairs of shoes, though they are probably not all
black. Bonnie Bing is no exception when it comes to buying
shoes, "I can't imagine how many pairs of black shoes I
own, but they range from a high pointed stiletto heel to bal-
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OK, say you found the greatest deal-like 75 percent off on a
really cool pair of shoes and there is nothing stopping you from
buying them. Are you going to buy those shoes on impulse
because you can't turn down a bargain? Or can you really
accommodate them into your wardrobe? "I'm an impulse shop-
per/' says LaRue, "if I can get that great a bargain, I can find an
outfit to match." About 68 percent agreed with Heather. Only
29 percent of the girls surveyed really can accommodate those
bargain shoes into their wardrobes.
This spring and summer the three-and-a-half inch soles of
the Spice Girls-inspired platforms are going to shrink to a
lower, but still chunky, style. (By the way, 10 percent of the girls
surveyed absolutely refuse to wear platforms strictly because
the Spice Girls do.)
Expect to see a lot of double strapped sandals in light colors
and pastels this season. The mule, or slide, is back after a short
hiatus from 1994; even mary janes, which are supposed to be
the must-haves this spring, come in a mule but the heel is going
to be lower and the toe will be more rounded out. Also, be on
the lookout for espadrilles, or lace up sandals—they're back too,
and cuter than ever in a slightly-platformed heel and a
macrame toe. Finally, some cute shoes to take to the pool this
summer— jelly sandals and decorative flipflops.
Steve Madden, Doc Martens, Nike, or Candies? What will it
be the next time you buy a pair of shoes? Whether it's on
impulse or you've been saving up for months, the next time
you go shopping, take some of Bonnie Bing's advice: "Shop til
you drop and then sit down and buy shoes."
Add some unnecessary color to your otherwise bland shoe
collection. These buckled sandals in metallic maroon
(Exhilaration by Target, $14) are perfect for a splash of
color with black or white clothes.
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A Dicture"storv bv Mik& Shepkerd
achelle Kean, pictured here, loves to teach. In fact, she
lives to teach. On many days, you can find her teaching
honors science classes at Wichita's North High. The only
problem is that her salary there doesn't quite cover all of her
cost of living. To make up for that, she must work a part-time
job. At her other job as a waitress, the teacher with two bache-
lor's degrees says she can make more money in tips on one
weekend than she can teaching in a week. Many late nights
serving food cuts into the time she could be preparing for class
or grading papers, and with little other free time, it also cuts
into just being able to take it easy. Despite the hardships,
though, she'll always be a teacher. "It's what I was born to do."
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Advisor's note: This was a project that Mike worked on over Christmas
vacation for the Wichita Eagle. In April, Mike was named Magazine
Journalist of the Year by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press.
Nick Drowatzky sits in the trunk of his car to hook up an amp in the parking lot by the 100 Building.
Photo by Mike Shepherd.
The Grizzly photo studio
Some of the
faces at the
Butler of El Dorado
(photos by The Grizzly Magazine staff)
Turn the page ...
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Bill Amyx, Topeka freshman
Cedric Anderson, Oliio freshman
Sheryle Baker, El Dorado sophomore
Zach Barker, El Dorado sophomore
Cara Barrett, Attn Vista freshman
Kevin Beagley, Wichita sophomore
Brian Beattie, Dir. of Library Services
Sue Beattie, CIS instructor
Michael Bergkamp, Wichita sophomore
Amber Biddle, Winfield freshman
Bill Bidwell, English instructor
Del Black, Wichita freshman
Willie Blade, Georgia sophomore
Dawnelle Bliss, Wichita freshman
Dean Book, El Dorado sophomore
Kyle Bourget, Augusta sophomore
Jeremy Brady, Clearwater freshman
Angela Broomfield, Towanda freshman
Jason Brown, Atchison freshman
Jeremy Bruner, Augusta sophomore
Jeff Burnett, Rose Hill freshman
Nicole Cain, Wichita freshman
Holly Call, Derby sophomore
Jeff Calvery, Derby sophomore
Joseph Cantu, Augusta freshman
Dena Careswell, Wichita freshman
Tony Carlisle, El Dorado sophomore
Jake Carlson, Manhattan freshman
Jessica Carter, Derby freshman
Michael dayman, Hutchinson
Andy Clifford, Augusta sophomore
April Coffman-Olson, El Dorado
Chris Cool, Kansas City freshman
Adam Crank, El Dorado freshman
Crystal Crank, Pomona freshman
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Brandon Crawford, Chanute freshman
Rania Dahoudi, Jerusalem freshman
Atiba Dauzart, Louisiana freshman
ShaLisha Davis, Kentucky freshman
Dustin Dick, Wichita freshman
Andrew Donovan, Wichita freshman
Chris Drake, Kansas City freshman
Sercy Duncan, Atchison sophomore
Ty Edwards, Salina freshman
Jennifer Elliott, Oxford freshman
Todd Fagan, Mulvane sophomore
Nadiya Farista, El Dorado freshman
Brandon Farrar, El Dorado freshman
Paris Farrell, Valley Center freshman
Jared Fowler, El Dorado freshman
Kai Fowler, El Dorado freshman
Jermaine Francis, Florida sophomore
Jamie Fulmer, Eureka freshman
Corey Funk, Wichita freshman
Moses Gathuka, Kenya sophomore
Rachel Giefer, Cheney freshman
Jessica Gillan, El Dorado freshman
Marcus Golson, Overland Park
Stephanie Goossen, Hillsboro
Heather Guerra, El Dorado freshman
Mica Hammer, Towanda freshman
Travis Hare, Hamilton freshman
Ryan Harmon, Protection freshman
Sarah Jo Harmon, El Dorado freshman
Rex Harris, Haysville freshman
Ryan Haugaard, El Dorado freshman
Charlyn Hawkins, New Jersey
Lance Hayes, Radio-TV-Film
Andrew Headrick, Atlanta freshman
Ryan Hefley, Hillsboro freshman
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Chris Hendrickson, Wichita freshman
Mandy Hendrix, El Dorado fresh man
Dana Heyen, Douglass sophomore
Tom Hild, Benton sophomore
Travis Hinnen, Benton sophomore
April Holcomb, Rosalia freshman
Gary Holmes, Chemistry instructor
Debb Homman, Solomon freshman
Letitia Hood, Towanda freshman
Sarah Houseman, Eureka freshman
Susan Howell, El Dorado sophomore
Stephanie Hupp, Derby sophomore
Travis Hurst, Erie freshman
Tony Jackson, Alabama sophomore
Jennifer Jacobs, Peabody freshman
Tisha Johnston, Wichita freshman
Darrell Jones, Atchison freshman
Kevin Jones, Park City freshman
Sheila Keopke, Wichita freshman
Lacy Kerr, Derby freshman
Shawn Kinkaid, Rose Hill freshman
Jason Kittle, Augusta freshman
Joel Knudsen, Music instructor
Don Koke, Humanities instructor
Corina Krieser, Nebraska freshman
Susan Lawson, El Dorado sophomore
Erin Lehr, Rose Hill sophomore
Pennee Lewis, Towanda freshman
Janella Little, Benton sophomore
Justin Londagin, Augusta sophomore
Stephen Lovette, Augusta freshman
Andy Maddux, El Dorado freshman
Rob Marney, Wyoming freshman
Jim Marr, El Dorado freshman
John Matheri, Kenya sophomore
Roger Mathews, Art instructor
Marsha Mawhirter, Spanish instructor
Henry Mayberry, Hutchinson
Josh McClure, Wichita freshman
Brian McHone, Augusta freshman
Jamie Meyer, Missouri sophomore
Amber Miller, Cimarron freshman
Crystal Miller, Wichita freshman
April Mills, Eureka freshman
Travis Milne, St. Francis sophomore
David Mitchell, Burns freshman
Monica Mitchell, El Dorado
Wendy Mohler, El Dorado sophomore
Matthew Mohr, Andale freshman
Emily Moriarty, Topeka freshman
Trisha Muck, Solomon freshman
Michael Mueller, Sawyer freshman
Tara Munley, Andover sophomore
Dominic Myers, Wichita freshman
Nicole Neises, Wichita freshman
Tony Nelson, Wichita sophomore
Mike Noffsinger, El Dorado freshman
Roselyne Odhiambo, Kenya freshman
Elizabeth Ogumbo, Kenya freshman
Angee Oliver, Wichita freshman
Jeannie Parscal, CIS instructor
J.D. Patton, Valley Center sophomore
Andy Payne, Topeka freshman
Carol-Ann Perez, El Dorado
Curtis Pickering, Salina freshman
Autumn Pierce, Valley Center
Ashley Potts, Norwich freshman
Kaylon Price, Wichita sophomore
Janet Querner, Wichita sophomore
Antionette Rangel, El Dorado
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Floyd Ray, Wicliita sophomore
Tammy Raymond, El Dorado freshman
David Read, Andover freshman
David Reed, Wichita freshman
Seth Reimer, Moscow sophomore
Selena Reynolds, El Dorado freshman
Carly Richards, Derby freshman
Travis Richardson, Council Grove
Justin Riddiough, Derby sophomore
Imelda Roberts, Andover sophomore
Roxy Robinson, Peabody freshman
Andrew Rosine, Peabody freshman
David Routt, Ohio freshman
Charlie Rowe, Wichita sophomore
James Russell, Wichita freshman
Hope Sanford, Clearwater freshman
Seth Schomick, Topeka freshman
Don Schuler, Valley Center sophomore
Jon Shaffer, Benton freshman
Mike Shepherd, Wichita sophomore
Elisha Shriver, Salina freshman
Christie Shurtz, Wichita freshman
Brett Shuster, Wichita freshman
Dale Skillman, Waverly freshman
David Smallwood, Rose Hill
Colleen Smith, Wichita freshman
Derek Smith, Manhattan sophomore
Jeremy Solomon, Newton freshman
Tiffany Stange, Wichita freshman
Nathan Stevenson, Augusta
Adam Stiles, Wichita freshman
Renee Stockwell, El Dorado freshman
Jeff Storm, El Dorado freshman
Matt Suther, Frankfurt sophomore
Aaron Sweazy, Chapman freshman
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Tanner Swift, Benton freshman
Kristy Tabor, Wichita sophomore
Heather Taylor, Rose Hill sophomore
Danny Telford, Wichita sophomore
Rebecca Thieme, Cunningham
Joanna Tillman, El Dorado sophomore
Angie Triana, El Dorado sophomore
Chiquita Tucker, Illinois freshman
Peggy Unruh, Peabody freshman
Dana Vietti, El Dorado freshman
T.J. Vilkanskas, Manhattan freshman
David Walter, El Dorado sophomore
McKenzie Wartick, El Dorado
Antony Wavveru, Kenya freshman
Tim Welch, Augusta sophomore
Joshua Wells, Andover freshman
Brooke White, Liberal sophomore
Stefan White, Wichita freshman
Terri White, El Dorado freshman
Jami Wilkening, Ulysses sophomore
Corey Williams, Wichita freshman
Matt Williamson, Wichita freshman
Mike Wilmott, Valley Center freshman
McKenzie Wimberly, Benton
Ryan Winsler, Newton sophomore
Brett Wise, El Dorado freshman
Mandy Woodroof, Mt. Hope
A sunset over Kansas.
Photo by Chris Lawrie.